TechCrunch is reporting on the hottest startups in the bitcoin space right now, and while some are still in their early stages, many of them are now taking the cryptocurrency mainstream.
Here are the hottest bitcoin startups right now:Ripple, a peer-to-peer digital currency and payments platform that has raised $9.6 million in Series A funding from top investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Andreessen Media Ventures, and Union Square Ventures.
Ripple, which launched in 2014, is now valued at $17 billion.
The company says it has already tripled in value since then, thanks to its low fees and low transaction costs.
The company is also working on a blockchain-powered wallet for consumers.
Ripple recently secured $8 million in funding from CapitalG, an early-stage venture capital firm, to further develop its technology and bring it to the masses.
The wallet will also have a feature that will allow users to quickly and securely send and receive funds.
The digital currency has been gaining traction as a payment solution.
The digital wallet, called RippleSend, is the only way to send money from a smartphone to a bitcoin address in real time, without having to transfer money from your bank account.
RipplePay, a bitcoin wallet that enables merchants to accept payments in bitcoin, has been in development for several years, but it launched in 2017 and has a valuation of $3 billion.
The Bitcoin exchange, Bitstamp, has raised a $3.8 million Series A round from Chinese investors to expand its services.
It says it is aiming to expand into more countries in the future.
The Bitcoin exchange was previously acquired by Bitfinex, but the transaction fees are low compared to Ripple and other exchanges.
Bitfinex recently raised a Series A in its first funding round of $1.6 billion.
It will also become a subsidiary of Coinfloor, a blockchain exchange.
The cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has raised an undisclosed amount of capital from Chinese venture capital firms, with the aim of expanding its global presence.
Kraken currently offers the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Kraken Exchange, which allows users to trade Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
The startup has been developing its platform to accept Bitcoin payments, which makes it the first digital currency exchange to offer Bitcoin payments directly to customers.
It has also raised $4 million in a Series B round led by Union Square Venture Partners.
The startup said that it will launch its first retail Bitcoin retail store in the U.S. in 2019.
The store will offer discounts on digital currency transactions, including Bitcoin and Ethereum, to merchants and other customers.
Another digital currency, Monero, is another digital currency that has been rising in popularity.
It was launched in 2013 by its founder, Evan Duffield, and raised a valuation worth over $10 million.
It is now worth over a billion dollars.
Monero’s biggest competitor is Ripple.
The currency has recently started to gain popularity in Japan, where the Japanese government has been encouraging businesses to accept Monero.
The currency’s exchange rate is trading at around $1,500, but its market cap has recently risen to more than $17.7 billion.
Ripple and BitcoinPay have been the top-performing cryptocurrencies on CoinMarketCap, with each having a market cap of more than 1 billion dollars and a combined valuation of more to $15 billion.
Riccardo Spagni, the chief executive of Ripple, said in a statement that Monero is one of the most exciting new cryptocurrencies, which are quickly evolving into the next big thing.
Monero, which was developed by a small group of people in 2013, is currently the second-most valuable cryptocurrency after Bitcoin.
The value of Monero was first surpassed by Bitcoin in March 2018.
Its value surpassed $10 billion on November 30, 2017.
The cryptocurrency is currently valued at more than twice that of Bitcoin.